After a brief swipe at directing with biographical drama Unbroken, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie is back making tentpole movies with her turn in Disney's upcoming Sleeping Beauty-themed flick, Maleficent.
Hell hath no fury like a woman horned - and this host of new Maleficent stills are here to prove it. But, this is the 21st Century, guys, and Disney's revamped, sympathetic origin story Maleficent shows a more two-dimensional look at Angelina Jolie as the wicked witch.
Take a look at these delicious bits of fairytale eye-candy and see what you think:
You thought that the wicked witch who curses Sleeping Beauty to prick her finger on a spindle and die after she is turned away from a royal christening is just the "queen of evil"? Think again... Jolie's witch will be a more sympathetic character than the original figure: her heart is hardened by the ruthless destruction of her peaceful forest by a marauding army, driving her to seek revenge. She later sees that her persecution of the invading king's daughter (Elle Fanning) may be the wrong move, as the child offers her best chance of a truce between kingdoms.
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